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Could anyone come to Bilbao and not try the extraordinary Basque cuisine? With Txoko Gourmet, basque FEST offers the chance to take a complete tour of the Basque world of food and wine. This is a marquee in the heart of Bilbao where, through free tastings led by professionals, you can try the products that have made this land famous.

In addition, the different Basque regions publicise their destinations, promoting the pairing between gastronomy and tourism. At basque FEST, there is no shortage of places where you can try our famous “pintxos”, small creations from this delicious and internationally renowned cuisine. Don’t forget to try the typical desserts and visit the specialised stores where you will find the best souvenirs.

TXOKO GOURMET & BASQUE DESTINATIONS

From 11:00 to 15:00 and 16:30 to 20:00.

The “Txoko Gourmet” (Gourmet Corner) is located in a large marquee right in the heart of EL ARENAL area of Bilbao.

EXPRESS TASTINGS

Where you can taste more than twenty-five products from our wine and gastronomy. A world of sensations and flavours at your disposal for free. Sign up at the Gourmet Corner

GOURMET SQUARE

45-minute mini cooking workshops to make bread, pancakes, the best talos (corn flatbreads) or antioxidant smoothies. You can also discover how fish used be sold in the past.

ESPACIO EXPOSITIVO

EXHIBITION AREA

Rioja Alavesa, Enkarterri, Gorbeia, Lea Artibai, Urdaibai, Uribe, Goierri, Tolosaldea and the Basque Coast Geopark are ready and waiting for you.

EXPRESS TASTINGS and COOKING WORKSHOPS

Download the express tasting and cooking workshops program




BASQUE FEST ESTABLISHMENTS

Discover our exquisite gastronomy. More than 342 restaurants and bars are waiting for you with their best pintxos, small creations of exquisite internationally renowned cuisine. Don’t forget to try the typical sweets in our cake shops and visit the speciality shops where you will find the best local product.

TRADITIONAL MARKETS

LA RIBERA MARKET

10,000 m2 to buy the best local produce at the stalls in this wine and food temple on the banks of the estuary. Opening hours: Saturday from 8:00 to 15:00.

EL ENSANCHE MARKET

In the central El Ensanche Square you can visit this market with its quality seasonal produce. A pleasure for the senses. Opening hours: Saturday from 8:00 to 14:00.

ABANDO DE LABAYRU MARKET

Discover quality fresh produce in this traditional market near Azkuna Centre. Opening hours: Saturday from 8:00 to 14:00.